Aime Salkeld has moved her family to Yamba to take ownership of a business concerned with keeping people healthy.
Aime Salkeld has moved her family to Yamba to take ownership of a business concerned with keeping people healthy. Graham Orams

Aime ditches big smoke for Waves

TIRED of the big smoke, Aime Salkeld recently decided to make the move to Yamba.

“I have family in Lawrence and Grafton and we've holidayed here for many years,” she said.

“We wanted to get away from the rat race and the ‘gazillions' of traffic lights, and bring our children up in a smaller town.”

Aime has worked in the fitness industry her whole life.

She started out as a 16-year-old aerobics instructor, then moved into the management side of health clubs until she took a break to have children.

Aime now has two youngsters – Harrison, 3, and Lily, eight months.

The former Gold Coast girl and her husband Ben have used the sea change as an opportunity to go into business.

They have taken over an established gym and squash centre at the bottom of Coldstream St, which they've decided to call Waves Fitness.

“When I saw this opportunity come up I jumped at it,” Aime said. “One thing I've noticed here in Yamba is the friendliness of everybody.”



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